SNOWBASIN -- A pair of youngsters made it interesting, but couldn't quite come up with enough Saturday night to unseat the reigning king of the freeski superpipe at the Winter Dew Tour.
Twenty-one-year-old David Wise of Reno, Nev. won the mens freeski superpipe finals Saturday with a score of 94.50, but France's Kevin Rolland took home his second consecutive Dew Cup at the Toyota Championships after finishing second with 93.00. Up-and-coming sensation Torin Yater-Wallace, of Colorado, was third with 92.75.
Rolland, Wise and Yater-Wallace finished first, second and third, respectively, in the final Dew Cup standings for the season.
Knowing he needed to stand out on his final run, Wise attempted his first 1440 in a major competition, and narrowly missed landing the trick that could have put him over the top.
“My first run was good, it was really a solid run for me, so I kind of felt like I had to add a little bit of something to it," Wise said. "The 14 was the first thing that came to mind, so dropping in I was like, ‘OK, I’ll go for that 14 at the end. I know it’s there. It’s just one extra rotation. I can get it.’"
Earlier, Canada's Devin Logan won the first ever Dew Cup in women's freeski superpipe by posting a score of 90.00. Logan beat out Maddie Bowman of South Lake Tahoe, Calif., who was in first place heading into Saturday's finals.